3-Room BTO Flat Renovations in Singapore: From $18K to $150K
Here’s what your 3-room BTO flat could look like based on your renovation budget.
Although you can expect the cost of renovating a 3-room BTO flat in Singapore to typically range from $38,850 to $44,000, it’s possible to shrink (or stretch) your renovation budget to find a balance between your financial goals and aesthetic ones.
Prefer to save for a future property upgrade? Go for a simple makeover that integrates the HDB-provided fittings that come with your brand-new 3-room BTO flat. Otherwise, if you prefer having a beautiful home that looks like it belongs in the pages of a magazine, you could give your 3-room flat a total revamp in the style of a posh condominium apartment.
In any case, to give you a better idea of what you could achieve based on your home makeover budget, here’s a closer look at ten 3-room BTO flats across Singapore with renovation costs ranging from $18,000 all the way to $150,000!
1. 3-Room BTO Flat in Clementi (Renovation Cost: $18,000)
Interior Firm: Absolook Interior Design
This homely, no-frills 3-room BTO flat in Clementi costs just $18,000 to renovate, showing that it’s possible to achieve a suitably comfortable space without breaking the bank. Renovation costs were kept down by retaining components from the OCS scheme, including porcelain floor finishes and internal doors.
While simplicity is the goal here, there’s also has a number of personalised features, such as a recessed display nook in the living area as well as a breakfast counter just right outside the kitchen which doubles as a mini work desk.
2. 3-Room BTO Flat at Tampines North Drive (Renovation Cost: $23,000)
Interior Firm: ChengYi Interior Design
It can sometimes be hard to resist the urge to spend more for a nicer, better home. However, the owners of this 3-room BTO flat at Tampines managed to achieve their ideal abode with a fairly modest renovation budget of $23,000.
In the living room, a bay window seat provides storage space as well as a spot to unwind. Other useful (and worthwhile) add-ons include a partition wardrobe in the master bedroom as well as a nifty dining area that puts an empty nook right beside the kitchen’s entrance to good use.
3. 3-Room BTO Flat at Toa Payoh East (Renovation Cost: $26,000)
Interior Firm: ECasa Studio
White-and-wood homes are generally simple yet elegant, so it makes sense that adopting this look could allow you to achieve a stylish, but inexpensive abode.
This BTO flat at Toa Payoh East, which was renovated at a cost of $26,000, brings together light wood accents and soothing off-white walls to create a tranquil abode. By keeping to a singular look throughout, the flat’s living room, kitchen as well as bedroom all carry the same airy quality that feels timeless and cosy.
4. 3-Room BTO Flat at Circuit Road (Renovation Cost: $30,560)
Interior Firm: Inclover Design
Custom carpentry tends to be one of the costlier items in renovations and this shows in the comparatively higher price tag of $30,560 for this Circuit Road BTO flat’s makeover.
The kitchen features a series of top-and-bottom hung cabinets with recessed lighting, which no doubt add to its accessibility and storage functionality. In the master bedroom, a custom wardrobe as well as extended vanity play a similar role by providing the homeowners with more ways to store and display their personal effects.
5. 3-Room BTO Flat at Circuit Road (Renovation Cost: $37,000)
Interior Firm: The Makers Design Studio
A simple layout combined with a classy interior accentuated by choice furnishings makes this Circuit Road BTO flat a suitably comfortable living space.
Renovated at a cost of $37,000 by The Makers Design Studio, the home features a semi-open kitchen with see-though glass partitions as well as bespoke built-ins in almost every area, including a floor-to-ceiling shoe cabinet at the entryway and a wardrobe with a full-height mirror cabinet in the master bedroom.
6. A 3-Room BTO Flat at Toa Payoh East (Renovation Cost: $38,000)
Interior Firm: Charlotte's Carpentry
For a more spacious look, this Japanese-inspired 3-room flat in Toa Payoh, which cost $38,000 to renovate, had one of its bedrooms merged with its living area to create a larger communal space. Here, a raised storage platform was also specially customised to serve as a cosy corner for quality me-time.
7. A 3-Room BTO Flat at Circuit Road (Renovation Cost: $42,000)
Interior Firm: Arche Interior
What makes this 3-room BTO flat at Circuit Road special is also what justifies its $42,000 renovation price tag: a unique layout that features a joint bedroom-living space as well as a private dining/recreational space.
To achieve it, extra space first had to carved out by tearing down the walls separating the living room and the master bedroom before a new wardrobe-cum-TV-feature-wall could be built between both rooms to serve as a functional partition.
8. 3-Room BTO Flat at Ang Mo Kio (Renovation Cost: $45,000)
Interior Firm: Authors • Interior & Styling
Like the example before it, this 3-room BTO flat in Ang Mo Kio (renovated for $45,000) similarly features a wardrobe that doubles as a privacy barrier between the master bedroom and its communal spaces. There is, however, a twist to its design.
Located right beside a display case for books and trinkets in the study, a concealed doorway brings an element of surprise to the flat’s design while keeping the inside of the bedroom hidden away from prying eyes.
9. 3-Room BTO Flat at Depot Road (Renovation Cost: $90,000)
Interior Firm: Arche Interior
Costing $90,000 to renovate, the price tag attached to this Depot Road BTO flat’s makeover certainly isn’t the norm – and the same can be said about its stylish monochrome interiors.
“Exquisite” is the word that best sums up the bold look of spaces like the communal areas and bathroom which play host to a selection of fine finishes in black, from matte marble-look laminates to slate tiles that make for a cool statement wall in the shower.
10. 3-Room BTO Flat at Circuit Road (Renovation Cost: $150,000)
Interior Firm: Mr Shopper Studio
If you’ve a bigger renovation budget than the rest of us, this is the home makeover you’re looking for. With its sophisticated spaces – which by the way, cost an impressive $150,000 to create – this stately-looking apartment at Circuit Road is probably the closest that a 3-room BTO flat can get to becoming a posh condominium.
On the outside, an open-concept kitchen as well as a stylish living room convey a sense of ease and elegant living, whereas on the inside, a sumptuous bedroom filled with plush layers makes for the perfect place for rest and repose – a luxurious escape from the mundanity of everyday life.
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